Interview | Film | Annemarie Jacir: “I’m not interested in showing the West that ‘Palestinians are humans, too'”

Award-winning Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir talks to Ceasefire's Jumanah Younis about her latest film, the critically acclaimed 'When I Saw You', recently released in the UK.

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When I Saw You

Anne Marie Jacir is a Palestinian filmmaker, freelance editor, cinematographer and film curator who has been working in independent cinema for over a decade. She has written, directed and produced a number of award-winning films including ‘Until When’, ‘A Few Crumbs for the Birds’, and ‘A Post Oslo History’.

Her most recent film, ‘When I Saw You’, is being released in the UK this summer. It won the NETPAC Critics Award for Best Asian Film at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival and was selected as the Palestinian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.

Anne Marie’s films interrogate key issues relating to Palestinian identity, notably displacement, the concept of home, and the right of return, using sensitively drawn characters and a well-judged balance of humour and gravity.

When_I_Saw_You_(film)In addition to the films she has produced, Anne Marie has also been active in exploring and preserving Palestinian visual culture through a number of film-related projects, such as the Palestinian Filmmakers’ Collective, of which she is a founding member, and the Dreams of a Nation Palestinian cinema project, dedicated to the promotion of Palestinian cinema.

When I Saw You runs in cinemas across the UK from June 2014. You can find the screenings here.

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Usayd Younis

Usayd Younis is Ceasefire Digital Editor. He is a filmmaker and co-director of 'Generation Revolution', a feature-length documentary film about young black and brown activists in London. You can find his website at usayd.com. He tweets at @usayd

Jumanah Younis

Jumanah Younis is a feminist activist and writer living and working in London. She works as an Advice and Outreach worker providing advocacy support to women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. She also delivers training to professionals on sexual violence and facilitates workshops with young people on abuse, healthy relationships and consent. She has a BA from Oxford University in European and Middle Eastern Languages.

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Film | Annemarie Jacir: “I’m not in...
Aug 30, 2014 0:59

[…] Award-winning Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir talks to Ceasefire's Jumanah Younis about her latest film, the critically acclaimed 'When I Saw You', recently released in the UK.  […]

Henk Daalder
Aug 30, 2014 14:18

Home may become the place where people can live and work in peace.
E.G. a new economic are in the Northern Sinai, thatis developed with the same money that is spent in Gaza and Israel.
People from Sinai, Gaza and Israel could live, work and develop there in peace.
Given that a strong police force maintains the rule, “no weapons in this area, to have, design or fabricate”
The police force will consist of policemen from Sinai, Gaza and Israel, that work in close cooperation, and with peace keeping transparency.

https://sites.google.com/site/sinaipeaceproject2/

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